Problems After The War

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Problems After The War

  1. 1. Problems After the War<br />& Division of Western Lands<br />
  2. 2. Loss of Lives<br />25, 000 soldiers died<br />8, 000 died in battle<br />8,000 – 25,000 seriously wounded or disabled<br />Population before the war 2, 418,000<br />
  3. 3. Debt<br />The United States spent $37 million at the national level <br />State Debt = $114 million<br />
  4. 4. Loyalists Suffered<br />Left for Canada<br />Not all of the colonies returned land to the Loyalists<br />
  5. 5. Soldiers Left Poor<br />Many did not receive pay or pensions<br />Given land out west<br />
  6. 6. Northwest Territories<br />
  7. 7. Northwest Ordinance<br />Created the Northwest Territory out of lands north of the Ohio River and east of the Mississippi River<br />3 to 5 smaller territories<br />populations = 60,000 = apply for statehood<br />bill of rights for settlers guaranteed freedom of religion and trial by jury<br />Prohibited slavery<br />
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  9. 9. Ordinance of 1785<br />Procedure for the surveying and selling of western lands north of the Ohio River<br />Divided territory into lots that were 6x6 miles<br />A township contained 36 square miles<br />Individuals paid $1 an acre<br />Speculators saw this as a great investment<br />

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